Mary Alice Arthur is hosting Decatur 2017 as she helps us navigate our discovery of hidden treasure!

Welcome intrepid explorers!  Are you as excited as we are to hunt for hidden treasure?  As any good explorer knows, opening the map and finding out where X marks the spot is only the beginning to a much richer journey.  But before we set out, who else is in the team?  Who can offer us inspiration, expertise, experience and advice, now and in the future?  Be there and find out!
We open the conference with a session designed to create community and connection.  This will be no ordinary reception, but a way of meeting and getting to know your colleagues that will set you – and us! – up for a deeper experience of learning and sharing.  We’ll start with a welcome from our Conference team, and an overview of the conference, but it won’t stop there.  Mary Alice will guide us on an interactive journey of finding who’s in the room, why we said yes to this invitation and how our unique perspectives blend to give us a view on the facets of our professional field.  We top off the evening with a powerful call to practice and an opportunity to set your intention for success during the conference.
Our evening session runs from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.  You’ll want to be there for the whole session!
Learn more about Mary Alice.

Jenny Trautman is Co-Chair of the 2017 IFVP Conference and President of the IFVP Board of Directors. In her day job she is a visual facilitator who cannot imagine working with a group without huge sheets of paper on the walls and markers in everyone’s hands.